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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
-- Cicero
 

 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Own the adversity

If you let it, adversity will illuminate a powerful part of you. It’s the part of you that can transcend your current limitations.

Feel the frustration, feel the fear, feel the discomfort, the remorse. And then feel the strength, the will, the inspiration and commitment to do something about it all.

Look honestly at what has gone wrong, and make the choice not to stand for it anymore. Make the choice to do whatever is necessary, day after day, step after step, to improve life in a specific way.

Grab the mistake, the difficulty, the hardship, and turn it on its head. Take whatever has held you back and transform it into a forceful form of fuel to move you forward.

Resolve to make each setback something you can eventually be thankful for. Then act with persistence until you are there.

Own the adversity, and own the positive power it sparks within you. Focus that power on making life better.

— Ralph Marston

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